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PostgreSQL 9.6 Preparing To Release With Its Parallel Queries Support

PostgreSQL 9.6 is being prepared for release on 29 September as the database system’s latest major update.

Arguably the biggest feature of the upcoming PostgreSQL 9.6 release is the parallel query support for scans, joins, and aggregates that should speed up the performance of SELECTs by a lot. There are also other improvements like synchronous replication on multiple standby servers, full-text search for phrases, and more.